Hi, there, what about implement a virtual keyboard to use with the official raspberry pi touchscreen display? I use that display with volumio and it’s really cool! But scrolling through my very large music collection is hard. It would be much easier if I could type in the name of an artist or album. I installed a virtual keyboard but i cannot start it. Maybe there are others who miss a virtual keyboard, too? @volumio-team: you do a great job! Thanks!
i have the same problem…
You can use matchbox-keyboard. Execute the following steps to install it:
If you haven’t done so already enable SSH access to Volumio as described here: https://volumio.github.io/docs/User_Manual/SSH.html
Connect to Volumio via SSH.
Install matchbox-keyboard and matchbox-window-manager
sudo apt-get install matchbox-window-manager matchbox-keyboard
Open /opt/volumiokiosk.sh with
sudo nano /opt/volumiokiosk.sh
Substitute the line
matchbox-keyboard -d & matchbox-window-manager -use_titlebar no &
Save the file hitting Ctrl+x, y and “Enter”.
Disable the touch display plugin and then enable it again.